Deflate Gate

Tom Brady isn’t stupid.

If the commissioner is saying Tom Brady had his cell phone destroyed to avoid giving evidence to Ted Wells, I understand why Brady wouldn’t want that to happen.

The NFL was leaking false data like a sieve to the media. Leaks apparently provided by at least one former employee of the New York Jets. I’m floored.

Earlier in the nonsense, BSP wrote the we wouldn’t give up our smartphone to anyone without a court order. This clearly explains why. It also explains why the NFL is going to eventually descend into carnival barker territory as far as integrity goes. I always wondered how the NFL advertises for its front office jobs. “Must live in the greater New York area” must be the key consideration.

Oh yes, Ray Farmer’s situation was totally different. He was a team employee and he could be fired at any second for not complying with the league’s request. Brady is in a union and he is collectively bargained. He actually has some rights.

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Pure Gasoline and the Ethanol Racket In Texas

Unlike most of my neighbors, I cut my own grass and do my own yard maintenance. Why? Because I’m good at it and I don’t like spending money on stuff I can do. Another thing I do is use a travel trailer with a generator. Both mean using equipment incompatible with the typical auto fuel available. Here in San Antonio, you cannot purchase non-ethanol fuel. As you may or may not know, ethanol (E-10) is destructive to small engines.

Now I went to have my five year old generator checked out for quitting. It’s not an ethanol problem. In fact, the service person said it was likely an overheating problem. They still have to start it up so they can tell what it is. The crazy thing is, they charge for their ethanol free gasoline. 

It’s $6.99 a QUART. $125.00 for five gallons.

That’s right, here in Texas, where the governor, former governor and both senators spout all this freedom stuff, they pretty much done gave up allowing people to buy non ethanol gasoline. It’s a huge racket. Who thought it would be a good idea for a city of 1.5 million people to have no fuel for small engines? At least as a consumer it’s terrible. But there’s not a whole lot of concern here for the consumer.

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The ESPY’s

Are you watching the ESPYs? I, as a dedicated sports fan am NOT. As a matter of fact, ESPN is a big portion of what’s wrong with sports. Their phony awards mean nothing. Sorry, you can’t even make me think that’s wrong with the sick child inevitably trotted out in their pursuit of sympathy viewers.

I don’t want to deal with Disney or ABC’s political ish either. So I won’t.

I’ve always hated sports intersecting with stuff that matters. I’ve already spent too long telling you all I don’t give a damn.

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De Andre Jordan

Unless you’ve been in hiding, you know DeAndre Jordan consented to play basketball for the Dallas Mavericks, then ended up signing a contract (which is really the only thing that matters) and going back to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Jordan has been getting slaughtered in the national media, for going back on his word.

BSP says that’s ridiculous.

How many times have teams cut guys and not cared what happens to them? Um, lots of times. In fact, the Nets just bought out Deron Williams, although they gave him $27M to go away. That is saying, we are better without you, and we’re giving you $27M to not play for us. Jordan didn’t sign a contract with the Mavs. He took advantage of a loophole, which the NBA created just so this kind of thing could happen.

The league once got in on that nonsense. They made Juwon Howard go back to the Wizards after the Heat had signed him. Of course, the Wizards initial low-ball offer pretty much guaranteed Howard was going to go to another team.

So we don’t care that Jordan went back to the Clippers. He makes them as good a team as they were last year with him. Not sure the goal is to be a conference semi-final club.

 

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Going Camping

i own some unimproved land in South Texas. I also own a travel trailer and a generator. I have a wife who loves camping on our unimproved land. Of course, I hate it.

I hate it because something always goes wrong in our camping experience. It rains. I lock the keys to our vehicle inside it, with it running. It rains so we can’t get the vehicles off the property. I get the keys, then get the vehicle stuck in the mud anyway. My neighbor gets his tractor stuck trying to get my vehicle out. My neighbor is forced to extract both with a commercial grade tractor. Loving it, yeah.

This past weekend, we went out there. Hey everyone, South Texas is hotter than hell in the summer. I had suggested going to an RV park at Lake Travis near Austin but that brought out Ms. Long Face. Anyway, we get out there. I pulled out the generator. It actually cooled down well. We had dinner, made some drinks, drank, had a few too many. It’s about 11pm and then …

… silence. 

The generator died. The same generator I ran for 36 hours three weeks ago. It was now out, and we were too loaded to, well, drive back home. I tried starting it a few times. It would run for a couple of minutes, then stop. So we got to sweat until the morning. Late morning. We went back to San Antonio and brought back an inverter we purchased for cold weather and a new generator. The new generator is way more powerful than we need for camping. In fact we can use it for emergencies at our house.

But the damn thing weighs 200 lbs. We also noticed it had a 4-prong turn lock plug for 30 amp power, so we scoured San Antonio for an adapter. Our first clue should have been there were none in the store. Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, and two specialty camping stores … nothing. So we figured we could use the standard plug to at least run the thing.

I assembled it and we got it running. I’ll be damned, it cranked up and gave us A/C right away. Of course, nothing else was running, but that was ok. It was sleeping weather inside.

Except the compressor stopped working. It was blowing cool air but not cold enough to sleep in. I now realize the compressor probably stopped working when I turned the TV on. You have to tightly manage your power in a travel trailer. But even after I turned the TV off, it still wouldn’t work. I changed the oil; a new generator has to have an oil change after 5 hours. Still no a/c. Another sweaty night. I woke up after what felt like a long night, praying it was 7 am. It was 3:26 am. After convincing myself to sleep, I did wake up at 7:30. I put some gas in the generator. It cranked right back up. Strangely enough, the compressor kicked right back on. The rest of the daylight hours, it ran fine. We left about noon.

I learned the following:

– Camping on primitive sites sucks

– Camping on a South Texas site in the middle of July sucks

– Having a big ass heavy generator sucks

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San Antonio the Favorite?

I’m hearing in sports media locally, 2015-16 season is all over. After the signings of LM Aldridge and David West, San Antonio Spurs look to be a favorite contender to come out of the West. Unfortunately, the thing that made them a team threatening to win it all the last two seasons is not there anymore.

That is, a team full of guys that knew their role and could defend.

LM Aldridge and David West have played in organizations where they were the top options. I’m not sure thats going over well when the players are limited in minutes over a season or even told to rest.

It kind of looks like The Lakers when they assembled the All Star team with Shaq, Kobe, Karl Malone and Gary Payton. But they were knocked out by a Detroit team with depth, and as important, young legs. San Antonio is trying to bring back Manu, who ran out of gas two years ago. David West is 34. Parker is 32 and has had a series of injuries the past two years. Lets not forget Duncan is 39. And Danny Green, while young, threw up 0 points in a close out attempt against the Clippers. Spurs just brought him back at $11M a year.

The Spurs have gotten better on paper. Lets not get carried away just yet though. 

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Emmanuel Sanders

Says the Patriots cheated and should not be Super Bowl champs.

Who are you again? An addition to a team that got wiped out in the Super Bowl, and then got wiped out with you two rounds earlier?

You’re a nobody. A diva. Shut the hell up. No one cares what you think except to make fun of you, like this blog just did.

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